Banff: Marble Canyon Snowshoeing in Kootenay National Park
- Experience the fun of snowshoeing with a friendly guide
- Explore the dramatic winter colours of Marble Canyon in the Kootenay National Park
- Admire the views while searching for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks
- Taste a real Canadian treat - maple taffy made by your guide in the snow
Your guide will pick you up from Banff in a modern minibus and take you along Highway 93 South, a scenic drive that takes you into Kootenay National Park. On arrival at the Marble Canyon trailhead, your guide will show you how to put on snowshoes over your winter boots, as well as give you an introduction on the art of snowshoeing.
To start the tour, you'll hike along the bridges around Marble Canyon’s 40-meters deep gorge, worn away over centuries by the rushing waters of Tokumn Creek. Look down over the railings at the frozen falls below. Then, take a 3 kilometre winter walk along the nearby trails and search for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks while exploring how the landscape is changing and animals are adapting.
After this crisp winter walk, enjoy hot chocolate and a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert. At the end of your adventure, your guide will transport you back to Banff and drop you at the meeting point or your hotel.
- Pickup and drop-off within Banff (available upon request)
- Professional certified guide
- Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 guests per guide
- Hot chocolate and a maple taffy treat
- Use of snowshoes
- Use of hiking poles
- Children under 8 years
Prepare for the activity
Meet your tour at the public bus parking area behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave, Banff. There is a seating area located in the middle of the car park where you can wait.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Winter clothing
- Luggage or large bags
- Inappropriate clothing
• Children aged 15 and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
• All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18. Safety is the first priority. If the guide thinks your attire or footwear isn’t appropriate and compromises your safety on the tour, you may not be able to participate.
• Guests should dress in winter clothing for this trip including a winter jacket, snow pants, hats, mittens, and waterproof winter boots.